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Our Veterinarians

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Mete Ender Tuncay
DVM
Oncology
Mete Ender Tuncay
DVM
Specialty Intern
Oncology
Servicing Locations
It’s a good day for Dr. Tuncay when he can treat a more complicated case or a case with a poorer prognosis. He is especially interested in treatments at the clinical trial stage and loves being on the cutting edge of technology and medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Dr. Tuncay has a wife and two pets – a 15-year-old chihuahua and a 9-year-old Persian cat. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing video games, hiking, going to movies, cooking and eating out.
Dr. Stacy Andrew is board certified in veterinary ophthalmology. She is sitting with a small white dog on her lap.
Stacy Andrew
DVM, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Stacy Andrew
DVM, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stacy Andrew's special interests include corneal diseases, ocular manifestations of systemic disease and eyelid surgery. Prior to BluePearl, Dr. Andrew served as a faculty member at the University of Florida.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, MSPCA Angell Memorial Hospital, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology, University of Vermont, Burlington
Dr. Andrew enjoys traveling, reading and horse-related activities. She and husband, Dr. Alan Cross, have three French bulldogs.
Dr. Nicolas Berryessa is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. He is sitting with a cat on his lap.
Nicolas Berryessa
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Nicolas Berryessa
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nicolas Berryessa is particularly interested in infectious diseases and immune-mediated disorders.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Georgia Veterinary Specialists, Sandy Springs
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis
Dr. Nicole Block is an intern in our neurology service. She is with her black dog.
Nicole Block
DVM
Neurology
Nicole Block
DVM
Resident
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nicole Block is a resident in our neurology service. Her particular clinical interests include medical and surgical management of intervertebral disc disease, vestibular disease, and seizure management.
  • Internship, Neurology, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Sandy Springs GA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Norwalk and Shelton CT
  • Clinical Rotation, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Dr. Block loves exploring new places, attending live music shows and being outside. She brings her dog Coco everywhere with her.
Dr. AnnMarie Bloomer is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
AnnMarie Bloomer
DVM
Emergency Medicine
AnnMarie Bloomer
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
As an emergency clinician, Dr. AnnMarie Bloomer likes stabilizing trauma patients, managing different types of shock and facilitating advanced care with our specialty clinicians.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Sandy Springs GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Dr. Bloomer’s favorite pastimes include CrossFit, drinking coffee, traveling, and hanging out with her family, friends and dogs BB and Pippin.
Dr. Ryan Bray is board certified in small animal internal medicine. He is on the floor next to a black and white dog who is licking his face.
Ryan Bray
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Ryan Bray
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ryan Bray's clinical interests include acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, immune-mediated blood disorders, and nutritional management of the critically ill patient.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Hospital Aurora & Berwyn, Chicago IL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Bray enjoys sports, traveling and a number of outdoor activities. He and his wife, also a BluePearl clinician have a daughter and a number of pets: dog Rivers, cat Wilson, two leopard geckos, two corn snakes and a Betta fish.
Dr. Sequoia Bruinton is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Sequoia Bruinton
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Sequoia Bruinton enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Cardiology, Animal Specialty & Emergency Center, Los Angeles CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Grand Rapids MI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal, Poultry & Veterinary Science, Tuskegee University, AL
Dr. Bruinton enjoys running, reading, horseback riding and spending time with her family.
Dr. Sarah Camp is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Sarah Camp
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Sarah Camp particularly enjoys stabilizing and caring for patients in critical condition.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Sandy Springs GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Dr. Camp grew up in Atlanta and loves spending time in the city with her husband and dog. She also likes traveling to new places.
Dr. DaShaunte Coleman is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
DaShaunté Coleman
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. DaShaunté Coleman's clinical interests include traumatic wound repair and treating urethral obstructions
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists, Bohemia NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Science, Tennessee State University, Nashville
Dr. Coleman likes cooking for and traveling with her husband and son. They have one dog, a lab mix named Ace.
Dr. Alan Cross is board certified in veterinary surgery. He is sitting with a small black dog on his lap.
Alan Cross
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Alan Cross
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alan Cross focuses on orthopedic surgery and frequently publishes and lectures on various procedures and topics within the specialty.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Dr. Cross is passionate about motorsports. He can often be found in his garage under an automotive restoration project or racing his Spec Miata race car on various tracks in the Southeast.
Dr. Michael Di Cicco is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Michael Di Cicco
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Michael Di Cicco
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michael Di Cicco's professional interests include upper and lower urinary tract diseases, cystoscopy, abdominal ultrasonography, nutrition, and infectious diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Dr. Di Cicco enjoys riding his road or mountain bike, watching Chicago sports teams, and spending time with his friends and three dogs, Marlowe, Linus and Max.
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Erika Edmund
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Erika Edmund
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Erika Edmund is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. Interested in all facets of emergency medicine, Dr. Edmund finds treating trauma cases especially gratifying.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, Occidental College, Los Angeles CA
When not at the hospital, Dr. Edmund enjoys traveling, trying new food, playing video games and hiking with her dog, a one-eyed Chihuahua-terrier mix.
Dr. Brolin Evans is a board certified veterinarian oncologist.
Brolin Evans
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Brolin Evans
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Brolin Evans finds lymphoid malignancies gratifying to treat because of the success of current available treatments. He’s excited about the field of comparative oncology and its benefits to both veterinary and human cancer patients. The osteosarcoma vaccine is one such treatment being studied in both human and veterinary medicine that’s he hopeful to use in the near future.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Oncology Clinical Trials Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology & Latin, Mercer University, Macon GA
Dr. Evans loves playing the piano and singing at church, as well as cooking and keeping reef aquariums. He and his wife have three geriatric dogs, cocker spaniel Sully, Brussels griffon Munchkin, and English bulldog Rex.
Dr. Heidi FInk is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Heidi Fink
DVM, MS, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Heidi Fink
DVM, MS, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
As a veterinary internist, Dr. Heidi Fink’s special interests include feline medicine, gastroenterology/hepatology and endocrinology. She has given lectures on a variety of internal medicine topics, including feline retroviruses and canine/feline diabetes mellitus. She received the ACVIM resident research award for her master’s thesis project evaluating pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara
In her free time, Dr. Fink enjoys outdoor activities including gardening, running, swimming, backpacking and skiing. She has three cats named Roxie, Samantha and Stuart.
Dr. Rebecca Gele is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Rebecca Gelé
DVM
Critical Care
Rebecca Gelé
DVM
Resident
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Gelé is always ready to tackle challenging cases like immune mediated diseases, diabetic ketoacidosis and Addisonian crisis. She doesn’t shy away from puzzling or complex illnesses.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Sandy Springs GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biophysics, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Dr. Gelé likes to travel and attend sporting events. An outdoor lover, she enjoys kayaking and hiking with her husband and two dogs. Emmy is an energetic, mid-size brindle herding mix who likes to run and play. Reese is a wire-haired Jack Russell mix who likes chasing squirrels, sunbathing and snuggling.
Dr. Terrance Hamilton is board certified in veterinary oncology. He is sitting with a large black and white dog.
Terrance Hamilton
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Terrance Hamilton
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Prior to coming to Georgia, Dr. Hamilton was the medical director and oncologist at a busy referral hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Hamilton’s favorite sport is baseball – he’s a Cleveland Indians fan. He and his wife enjoy every chance they get to spend time with their son and daughter.
Dr. Stanley Hunter is a doctor in our emergency medicine service. He is sitting with a large brown mixed breed dog.
Stanley Hunter
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Stanley Hunter
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stanley Hunter enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL
Dr. Hunter likes watching sports to include football, basketball, tennis, golf and cheering on the Yankees.
Dr. Ronald Johnson is board certified in veterinary neurology.
Ronald Johnson
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Ronald Johnson
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Servicing Locations
The diagnosis and treatment of head trauma and neuromuscular disease drew Dr. Johnson to the specialty of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando
An active sportsman, Dr. Johnson enjoys golf, tennis, and competing in triathlons. But even more so, he enjoys the company of his wife and their three children.
Dr. Ted Johnson is an emergency medicine veterinarian. He is posing next to a brown and white dog.
Ted Johnson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Ted Johnson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ted Johnson enjoys educating clients about their pets’ conditions and training new clinicians on the BluePearl team.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Johnson’s hobbies include biking and playing board games. He has a border collie mix named Remy.
Dr. Stephanie Lacayo is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Stephanie Lacayo
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Stephanie Lacayo
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
When a pet comes in and needs immediate surgical care, Dr. Lacayo is ready to help. Her focus is on critical care – when a patient’s every second counts.
  • Clinical Rotation, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, St. George, Grenada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Georgia, Athens
When she isn’t in the surgery suite saving lives, Dr. Lacayo enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her three dogs and cat.
Dr. Nathan Lee is board certified in veterinary radiation oncology. He is sitting with a large brown dog.
Nathan Lee
DVM, DACVR-RO
Radiation Oncology
Nathan Lee
DVM, DACVR-RO
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nathan Lee is one of fewer than 100 board-certified veterinary radiation oncology specialists in the world. He came to BluePearl from the University of Tennessee where he was an assistant professor. He enjoys telling clients that compared to human medicine, animals tolerate veterinary radiation therapy much better and with fewer skin-related side effects than people. Dr. Lee is especially interested in intensity modulated radiation IMRT and stereotactic radiotherapy SRT. Both of these treatment options focus more precisely on tumor tissue, sparing much more of the normal tissue around tumors, which decreases the chance of side effects following therapy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology-Radiation Oncology
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Clemson University, Clemson SC
Dr. Lee and his wife, a veterinary pathologist, have one daughter. The family pets run the gamut: Camie, a chocolate lab; Willie, a black wire-haired dachshund; Ellie, a tri-colored, long-haired cat; and Maya, a green parrot. Golf, cooking, rock climbing and yoga are favorite pastimes.
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Olivia Lex
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Olivia Lex
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Olivia Lex is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She enjoys the variety of cases in emergency medicine and has a particular interest in wound repair and treating toxicities.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston
Dr. Lex favors outdoor activities, such as hiking, and is a huge football fan — especially the LSU Tigers. She has a little terrier mix name Dahlia, who is nine pounds of sass.
Dr. Lori MacDougall is board certified in small animal veterinary surgery. She is sitting with a cat on her shoulder.
Lori MacDougall
DVM, MVSc, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Lori MacDougall
DVM, MVSc, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lori MacDougall's special clinical interests include pain management, oncology and reconstructive surgery, although she also enjoys performing both orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Surgery, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon SK, Canada
  • Masters of Veterinary Science, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon SK, Canada
  • Internship, Surgery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK, Canada
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Bachelor of Art & Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK, Canada
Dr. MacDougall and her husband enjoy spending time with their growing son Nathan, and their cat and dog. Whenever possible, you can find her outside swimming, walking or playing tennis.
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Geishly Matos
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Geishly Matos
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Matos is interested in treating pets who need dermatology services, whether they have allergies, ear infections or underlying endocrine diseases. She is also keen on working in emergency situations and has been trained in Fear Free Certification which focuses on stress alleviation for pets.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Technology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
When she’s not at the hospital caring for pets, Dr. Matos spends her free time enjoying nature with her dog. She also practices yoga.
Dr. TIffany McAllister is a doctor in our emergency medicine service. She is kneeling beside a large mixed breed dog.
Tiffany McAllister
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Tiffany McAllister
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Tiffany McAllister enjoys the variety that emergency cases bring. She finds it very rewarding to have the opportunity to help clients in their time of need work through a stressful situation with their pets.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Georgia Veterinary Specialists, Sandy Springs
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Iowa State University, Ames
Dr. McAllister has been a member of the Air National Guard since shortly before the 9/11 attacks. She stays active with CrossFit training and enjoys traveling to new places. Her personal goal is to hike to Mount Everest base camp. Rock and Sherman are her two rescue dogs.
Dr. Caroline Monk is board certified in veterinary ophthalmology.
Caroline Monk
DVM, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Caroline Monk
DVM, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Caroline Monk is particularly interested in treating corneal disease and says nothing beats the satisfaction of a discharge after cataract surgery. She also enjoys re-checks or getting updates from owners
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Surgery, Emergency Critical Care and Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Monk enjoys running, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing and spending time with her dog, Murphy and three cats, Zoey, Myrtle and Austin.
Dr. Olga Norris is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Olga Norris
MS, DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Olga Norris
MS, DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Within the internal medicine specialty, Dr. Olga Norris’ clinical interests include endocrine and gastrointestinal diseases. She especially enjoys feline medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Master of Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Dr. Norris and her husband enjoy traveling, cooking and hiking. They have two poodles and a cat.
Dr. Pedro Olivencia-Morell is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Pedro Olivencia-Morell
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Pedro Olivencia-Morell
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Olivencia-Morell is drawn to the science of orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. If your dog needs a TPLO surgery or a total hip replacement, Dr. Olivencia-Morell would be on the surgical team.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Science, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Dr. Olivencia-Morell enjoys outdoor hobbies, particularly skydiving. When he’s not jumping out of planes, you can find him spending time with his French Bulldog named Kai Malú.
Dr. Francheska Ortiz is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Francheska Ortiz
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Francheska Ortiz
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Jennifer Parkes is board certified in veterinary neurology.
Jennifer Parkes
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Jennifer Parkes
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Originally from Nova Scotia, Dr. Jennifer Parkes' clinical interests include seizure management, inflammatory brain disease and intervertebral disc disease.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Georgia Veterinary Specialists, Sandy Springs
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS
Dr. Parkes and her husband, Dr. Nick Berryessa, met while completing their internships at Georgia Veterinary Specialists. Along with spending time with her husband and daughter, she also enjoys cooking, travel and hiking.
Dr. Courtney Paulis is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Courtney Paulis
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Courtney Paulis
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Courtney Paulis prides herself on learning the latest medical advancements to grow her knowledge and provide the best care for her patients. Her professional interests include wound repair and pediatric patient care.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
Dr. Paulis is married with a son. She has eight cats and three dogs. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening and walking with her dogs.
Dr. Jennifer Pittman is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is sitting with a black and white cat on her lap.
Jennifer Pittman
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Jennifer Pittman
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jennifer Pittman is particularly interested in the treatment of snake bites, sepsis and coagulation disorders.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Emergency Medicine, Texas A & M University, College Park
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Texas A & M University, College Park
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Georgia, Athens
Dr. Pittman is an accomplished violinist. She’s played since elementary school and has been a member of the Athens Symphony Orchestra since 1999. She enjoys traveling, scuba diving and the company of her three cats.
Dr. Sayra Reyes is a clinician in our emergency medicine service. She is sitting with a long-haired dog on her lap.
Sayra Reyes
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Sayra Reyes
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sayra Reyes is particularly interested in gastrointestinal disease and toxicities.
  • Internship, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Grand Rapids MI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Dr. Reyes relaxes with a book or snuggles with her corgi-mix pooch named Kyler. She can also be found dancing with her husband.
Dr. Brayden Routh is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Brayden Routh
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Brayden Routh
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Routh is particularly interested in ophthalmology. She is drawn to the intricacies of the eye and prefers to help treat pets with retinal disorders and intraocular procedures.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Dr. Routh has an adopted Foxhound/Coonhound dog named Tallahassee. In her free time, she likes to take Tallahassee hiking, camping, and kayaking.
Cassandra Ruthrauff
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Cassandra Ruthrauff
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Cassandra Ruthrauff enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Surgery, Veterinary Surgical Associates, San Francisco CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A & M University, College Station
Dr. Ruthrauff enjoys watching professional sports, particularly New England teams, as well as playing soccer, wakeboarding and snowboarding. Her two dogs and two cats also keep her busy.
Dr. Robert Schick is board certified in veterinary dermatology. He is sitting with a tan dog on his lap.
Robert Schick
DVM, DACVD
Dermatology
Robert Schick
DVM, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Schick has practiced veterinary dermatology in the Atlanta area since 1988. He was the first board-certified veterinary dermatologist in Atlanta and the first to utilize the CO2 laser.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal & Medicine, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
An avid Florida Gator fan, Dr. Schick often flies his own plane watch the team play. He also volunteers his time with the Veteran’s Airlift Command and Angel Flight organizations to help transport military personnel in times of special need.
Dr. Gustavo Sepulveda is board certified in veterinary radiology. He is sitting with a long-haired small dog on his lap.
Gustavo Sepulveda
MS, DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Gustavo Sepulveda
MS, DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Before joining BluePearl in Georgia, Dr. Sepulveda was assistant professor of veterinary radiology at the Michigan State University.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Masters of Science, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
  • Bachelor of Animal Science , University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Dr. Sepulveda and his wife have three children that keep them busy. To relax, he enjoys watching boxing.
Dr. Leslie Shelnutt is a clinician in our internal medicine service. She is pictured with her black Labrador.
Leslie Shelnutt
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Leslie Shelnutt
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Leslie Shelnutt enjoys all aspects of internal medicine. Her particular interests include immune-mediated, infectious and gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Sandy Springs GA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Animal Science, University of Georgia, Athens
Some of Dr. Shelnutt’s favorite pastimes include traveling, painting, hiking and yoga. She has a Labrador named Wiggles.
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Kelsey Smith
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kelsey Smith
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Kelsey Smith is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is passionate about emergency medicine and especially interested in performing C-sections, as well as stabilizing trauma patients.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Dr. Smith loves spending time with her Catahoula mix, Leo. Her hobbies include traveling, DIY projects, baking, gardening and outdoor activities.
Dr. Ronald Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Ronald Smith
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Ronald Smith
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
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Dr. Smith is interested in exotic pets, but he’s also drawn to the science of surgery.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Smith has one cat and one dog. He enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and rock climbing.
Dr. Danielle Laughlin is board certified in veterinary cardiology. She is sitting with a small dog on her lap.
Danielle Smith Laughlin
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Danielle Smith Laughlin
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Danielle Laughlin is particularly interested in cardiac imaging using advanced echocardiography techniques and novel treatments for heart disease including new drugs and supplements to support patients with chronic heart disease.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Arts, Zoology, Miami University, Oxford OH
In her free time, Dr. Laughlin likes to travel, cook, and spend time with her family. She and her husband have a son, a daughter, two terriers, and one handsome cat.
Dr. Jean Sonnenfield is a clinician in our emergency medicine service. She has a brown dog on her lap.l
Jean Sonnenfield
DPhil, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jean Sonnenfield
DPhil, DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Sonnenfield has a wide range of clinical interests – especially shock and toxicity. In addition to her responsibilities as an emergency clinician, Dr. Sonnenfield serves on the intern committee, helping to coordinate the program at BluePearl.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctorate, Clinical Biochemistry, Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Dr. Sonnenfield lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. You’ll often find her on the soccer field, either playing on a women’s team or coaching her son’s team.
Dr. Rachel Tulipan is board certified in small animal surgery.
Rachel Tulipan
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Rachel Tulipan
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
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Dr. Rachel Tulipan has a particular interest in portosystemic shunts, patent ductus arteriosus and wounds.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Sandy Springs GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee College, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Washington State University, St. Louis
Dr. Tulipan enjoys playing tennis and volleyball, hiking, running, riding her two horses and spending time with her pets: Mickey, a mixed breed dog and cat Huey.
Dr. Thomas Walker is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Thomas Walker
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Thomas Walker
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Walker’s special interests are in toxicology and trauma. Prior to joining BluePearl, Dr. Walker taught courses at Ross University in pharmacology, toxicology, internal medicine, emergency medicine and critical care medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts& Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Walker enjoys anything involving the water including kiteboarding, boating and fishing.
Dr. Jim Whitehead is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Jim Whitehead
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Jim Whitehead
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jim Whitehead has special interests in immune-mediated diseases, endocrine diseases and gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Medvet, Memphis TN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Dr. Whitehead stays busy and active with his family, including two sons. He is an enthusiastic college football fan and occasionally plays bad golf. His rescued pets include Echo, a black lab mix, and Loki, a border collie mix.
Dr. Christina Whitley is a resident in our critical care service.
Christina Whitley
DVM
Critical Care
Christina Whitley
DVM
Resident
Critical Care
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Dr. Christina Whitley is a resident in our critical care service. Her particular clinical interests include bleeding or immune-mediated disorders, trauma and sepsis.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Atlanta GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science & Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Dr. Whitley volunteers for CHERUBS, a nonprofit that focuses on research, helping families and caring for children born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Her favorite pastimes include soccer, running, golf, traveling and watching sports. She and her husband, BluePearl internist Dr. Ryan Bray have one daughter. The family pets include beagle Rivers, cat Willie B, better fish Theodore Braysevelt, leopard geckos Herman and Miranda, and corn snakes Goliath and Bianca.
Dr. Kevin Winkler is board certified in veterinary surgery. He is sitting next to a large dog who is looking up at his face.
Kevin Winkler
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Kevin Winkler
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kevin Winkler enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery. He currently serves on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s disaster relief team.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens GA
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Georgia, Athens GA
Dr. Winkler and his wife have four children, two dogs and two cats. They enjoy traveling and following the Georgia Bulldogs.
Dr. Jackie Wypij is board certified in veterinary oncology.
Jackie Wypij
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Jackie Wypij
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
After nine years as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Dr. Jackie Wypij remains dedicated to teaching others and is often invited to speak at national veterinary conferences. She also continues to pursue additional training for herself and has earned certificates in grief counseling, online teaching and clinical and translational research methods. Dr. Wypij’s particular clinical interests include canine lymphoma and mast cell tumors; feline cancer of all types, especially oral; and palliative and hospice care.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Daemen College, Amherst NY
Dr. Wypij enjoys dancing the Argentine tango, hiking, camping or chasing after her two children.

Technicians (VTS)

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Steven Frederick
RVT, VTS (Surgery)
Surgery
Steven Frederick
RVT, VTS (Surgery)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Surgery)
Surgery
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Steven is passionate about orthopedic surgery and particularly enjoys fracture repair and angular limb deformity correction. At home he enjoys his large dog Bigwig, a South African Boerboel, and unwinds with reading, baseball and gardening.
Christy Servies is a registered veterinary technician with an additional board certification in neurology. She is kneeling next to a black lab.
Christy Servies
RVT, VTS (Neurology)
Neurology, Rehabilitation
Christy Servies
RVT, VTS (Neurology)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Neurology)
Neurology, Rehabilitation
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